Splint therapy is a specialized treatment designed to alleviate discomfort and address issues related to TMJ disorders, bruxism (teeth grinding) and other occlusal (bite) problems. Dr. Anil Dwivedi and our expert team are experienced in using splint therapy as a non-invasive method to provide relief and promote proper jaw alignment. By custom-fitting a dental splint, also known as an occlusal splint, we aim to reduce strain on the jaw, minimize teeth grinding and prevent wear and tear on the teeth.

The process begins with a comprehensive assessment of your bite, jaw function and the symptoms you are experiencing. This evaluation allows Dr. Anil Dwivedi to design a splint that specifically addresses your needs, ensuring it fits comfortably and functions effectively. The splint is worn over the teeth, typically during sleep, to provide a protective barrier between the upper and lower teeth, helping to relax the jaw muscles and reduce the pressure on the TMJ.

Benefits of splint therapy include:

  • Reduction of symptoms associated with TMJ disorders, such as jaw pain, headaches and discomfort
  • Decrease in teeth grinding and clenching, protecting teeth from damage and sensitivity
  • Improvement in bite alignment and function, leading to overall oral health benefits
  • Non-invasive and reversible treatment option, with adjustable therapy to meet individual needs

If you are experiencing discomfort or signs of a TMJ disorder or bruxism, splint therapy can help you find the relief you are seeking. We are dedicated to providing targeted, patient-focused treatments that improve your oral health and quality of life. Contact us today at 703-734-1080 to schedule a consultation with our dentist and explore how splint therapy in Vienna, Virginia, can help alleviate your symptoms and protect your smile.

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